Who is this class for: This course is aimed at anyone who wants to distinguish credible news from “Fake News” by learning to identify biases and become a critical information consumer.

Created by:  University of Michigan

  • Will Potter

    Taught by:  Will Potter, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism

    Communication Studies

  • Josh Pasek

    Taught by:  Josh Pasek, Assistant Professor

    Communication Studies

  • Brian Weeks

    Taught by:  Brian Weeks, Assistant Professor

    Communication Studies
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 22 ratings

Informative and though-provoking.

The teachout presents a thoughtful and timely discussion on how to distinguish between politicized fake news and facts. Reminiscent of the discussion the University of Michigan initiated in the Vietnam Era.

An excellent course talking about the importance of checking the credibility and integrity of sources, and the biases that we all have when assessing news coverage

Very good, timely and relevant course